Happy endings

Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway

I do not know what people prefer

I can say for myself, I do not like to suffer

At the end of a book thoroughly enjoyed

I do not like to finish feeling that a void

Has been left- happy endings I like to see

Thought they might exist only in fantasy


Tragic endings leave me dissatisfied

Poetic license, I think, could be utilized

To give a positive spin to all works of fiction

Since real life already has a predilection

For partial, unhappy, unfinished endings

I want fiction to eliminate these things


I like those books where the curtain drops

After all ends are tied, all ambiguity stops

The story has reached a happy conclusion

The protagonists at least have an illusion

Of a perfect future filled with happiness

Their trials and tribulations are put to rest


Do I read fairy tales, you might ask me

The answer is yes, that’s what I want to see-

Adult versions of fairy tales where characters pretend

To live happily ever after at the end!











Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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